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1999 Stories by C.D. Stelzer

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    published December 15, 1999

    There are mysteries in southeast Missouri that have drawn state geologist David Hoffman here time and again. What makes this place different, sets... More >>


    published December 8, 1999

    St. Louis officials have been approached by an American Indian tribe interested in building a land-based casino in downtown St. Louis, The... More >>


    published November 24, 1999

    St. Louis politicians and labor leaders say they support a proposed ordinance to increase the minimum wage of some workers in the city, but there... More >>


    published November 10, 1999

    The unobtrusive five-story cast-iron storefront blends with the streetscape so well that it is easily overlooked. An architectural... More >>


    published October 6, 1999

    The competing vendors hawk their fruits ina singsong manner, calling and responding as if to each other, creating a cadence, a poetic meter and an... More >>


    published September 15, 1999

    Former U.S. Sen. John C. Danforth, referred to by political friends and foes as "St. Jack," met with the press Friday morning in the... More >>


    published September 8, 1999

    Though the state raked in more than $10.4 million last year on commissions from collect calls made by Missouri prisoners ("Communications... More >>

  • Rice Mulls Race

    published September 1, 1999

    The Rev. Larry Rice of the New Life Evangelistic Center may not have formally announced his bid, but he's sounding more and more... More >>

  • The Low Road

    published August 18, 1999

    The evening meeting has just ended at the Earth City offices of Tristar Business Communities. A few of those in attendance linger to talk to the... More >>


    published July 21, 1999

    Unlike the claims of savings aired on those 1-800-COLLECT television commercials, Janet Logan hasn't saved a buck or two. Instead, she's stuck.... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published June 30, 1999

    HE SHOOTS, HE MISSES: In a Post-Dispatch sports column last week, Tom Wheatley asserted strongly that an RFT piece published last year (George... More >>

  • Easy Money

    published June 2, 1999

    At dusk, the mist wreathes halos around the headlight beams of the cars whooshing up the westbound entrance ramp onto Highway 30 from Route 141.... More >>

  • Incremental Change

    published June 2, 1999

    When two longstanding businesses in the city of Jennings outgrew their facilities, they contemplated moving elsewhere. The exodus would have... More >>

  • Developing Situations

    published June 2, 1999

    TIF Name: Highway 370/Missouri Bottom Municipality: Hazelwood Use:Industrial Developer: TriStar Business Communities ... More >>

  • Farm Team

    published April 14, 1999

    In the opening scene of Oh Freedom After While -- a locally produced documentary about a little-known piece of Missouri history -- a white... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published April 7, 1999

    THE LION THING: Proof that the real impetus for any civic improvement is to snub the next municipality over comes in the form of a news release... More >>

  • Arms and the Man

    published March 31, 1999

    It all started with an 11-year-old girl in a red jumpsuit. She sang a patriotic anthem, karaoke-style, her blond locks bobbing, sequins sparkling... More >>

  • Shooting Back

    published March 31, 1999

    "Sixth District Officers received a call for a man down in the alley. When they arrived, they observed the victim lying behind the left rear of... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published March 24, 1999

    FINE FOR PARKING: In the last two years, there were 891,408 times drivers in St. Louis found something on their windshields more repulsive than... More >>

  • Publish or Perish

    published March 3, 1999

    Either nothing thermal Is stirring in the core of his brain's furnace Or its trembling shafts and veins, Connecting... More >>

  • Clearing the Air

    published March 3, 1999

    Lewis C. Green doesn't like to see the government break the law, and, in this case, the government has been flouting its own statute for 21... More >>

  • Copping an Attitude

    published February 24, 1999

    The way Michael Garcia remembers his brutal hazing, he couldn't take one step without being accosted and summarily flailed. "They told me to get... More >>

  • Bringing the Roof Down

    published February 10, 1999

    On a hill overlooking the Missouri River in Chesterfield, the shadows of winter settle on an old barn, where swallows have abandoned their nests... More >>

  • News Real

    published February 10, 1999

    BOTTOMS UP: The Bi-State Development Agency, which operates the Gateway Arch tram, is attempting to drum up business by alluding to the fouled... More >>

  • The Tragic Christian

    published January 27, 1999

    To be killed for my love of Christ would be my greatest joy. -- Father James Francis Guadalupe Carney, from a letter written in 1971 In... More >>

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